[LB011424], Letter from Richard Nott Dyer to Charles Batchelor, March 11th, 1882


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[LB011424], Letter from Richard Nott Dyer to Charles Batchelor, March 11th, 1882

Editor's Notes

I inclose papers for Continental Case no. 37. The corresponding English case which has been forwarded this day to Mr Johnson, is numbered 47. Mr Edison wishes me to state that your solicitor is of course at liberty to combine the cases to any extent that he may deem advisable in order to reduce the expense. For instance, all the cases so far sent by me might be put into one Continental patent in each of the several Countries controlled by the Paris company.##I also wish to call your atention to a matter which I have up to this time overlooked in my letters to you.##As experience has shown, many of the Continental patents will be issued before the U.S. patents are granted: and the U.S. patents will be limited to the slowest term for which any foreign patent is previously granted on the same subject. Hence the Continental patents should be taken out for the full terms at the start, and not for shorter terms with privilege of reversal, and no patent should be taken with a term less than fourteen years. This is necessary to protect the U.S. Company.





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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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